Announces Online Degree Programs for Fashion Design and Modeling

August 07, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado August 7, 2012 has found that when many people think of attending school for fashion, they assume they'll have to travel to a college campus each day. Since this isn't an option for full-time workers, works hard to help connect prospective students with courses they can take on their own time.

The online directory isn't just limited to business and accounting degrees. offers a wide variety of artistic degrees, including animation, film and cinema studies, and desktop publishing.'s fashion degree listings include fashion design, merchandising, and even modeling.

While a degree isn't necessary for a career in the fashion field, many merchandising and fashion design jobs like to see a proven history. While studying fashion using the degree programs linked in's online directory, students will be able to develop real samples for their portfolios, which will help them land that dream job. only lists schools that are, to the best of its knowledge, accredited, which is important for a student seeking a career in fashion merchandising or modeling. Many students may opt for a program that allows a certain amount of hands-on experience, whether at a local campus or as an intern at a business in their own area.

Fashion merchandising is an exciting field with a large number of jobs. Merchandisers dress mannequins and set up displays in department stores, as well as having a hand in choosing which fashions to display in which stores. The merchandising team often works closely with buyers, who are tasked with convincing various stores to carry their products. A fashion merchandiser is expected to have a thorough knowledge of fashion, as well as a knowledge of what will sell in certain stores. also provides information on degrees in fashion modeling. While the word "fashion model" often brings to mind thoughts of the supermodels pictured on the covers of fashion magazines. However, there are local modeling gigs that can pay well and provide the same ability to interact with others and showcase clothing and other items. Models are often sought to work as presentation models at car shows, trade shows and conventions, and clubs, where they distribute samples of various products. A degree can help students land these highly lucrative gigs, as well as showcase that they have the dedication and commitment to complete an education.

A fashion design degree can also launch a student into a glamorous field. Fashion design allows a creative person who loves fashion to combine the two into one great career. connects students with online fashion schools that can help them build a portfolio of great designs that will showcase their natural talent. is an online degree directory that helps students find accredited online schools, as well as find tuition assistance programs to fit their needs. also provides career assessments to help students find the best career for their personality types.